I use Quicken for the financial stuff which allows you to tag incomes and expenses and generate reports with all the information you need. I had used Quickbooks in the past, but this was too much software for the simple business we run.
For anything else I use Microsoft Word, whether it be training logs, exercise descriptions for clients and what not.
I made my own web site and used a software called Serif WebPlus which – even though it had a learning curve – did it for me. Since I make very frequent changes to my web site, this has been great for me. For a blog, I use Google (and of course the function here at DEA FitnessConnect) which is free of charge.
Good luck with your business.
My New Year’s resolution is to juice more…so I want to put in an organic juice bar in my fitness facility.
I have developed my own programs to make my life as a gym owner easier (I am a software developer before becoming a gym owner ~ so naturally, when I saw other programs lacking, I had to create others to be more comprehensive). If you are starting your own business I have membership based software services that can include billing (weekly or monthly), gym member management, and sales contract engine to present to your members.
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